Guernsey man rescued from sea by crew of cargo boat

A man was rescued from the sea halfway between Guernsey and Herm in the early hours.

A spokesman for Guernsey Police said it was not yet clear how the man had ended up in the water.

The alarm was raised by a cargo boat anchored in the Channel at about 02:00 BST after the crew heard shouts.

After being rescued by the ship's boat, the man was taken to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital as he was found to be suffering from mild hypothermia.

A spokesman for Guernsey Police said the man was local and it was unclear how much time he had spent in the water.

St Peter Port Lifeboat was alerted at 02:05, but stood down after the man was recovered.

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